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[Florida] Funding for cancer research may be skimmed from tobacco prevention program

A proposed amendment making its way through the Constitution Revision Commission is looking to put more money into cancer research. Sounds good right? But, health groups are opposing it because the money would come out of Florida’s tobacco prevention pro
WCTV6 CBS (Tallahassee, FL)
added Mar 16, 2018 21:04
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Health groups say a proposed amendment could undermine Florida’s anti-smoking campaign

A coalition of health organizations are warning that a proposed state constitutional amendment would undermine Florida’s smoking prevention efforts resulting in higher smoking rates and, eventually, higher health care costs as the result of an increase i
The Capitolist
added Mar 16, 2018 20:53
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[Virginia] Richmond City Council panel delays action on plan to increase cigarette tax

Stoney opposes levying a per-pack cigarette tax, which he has said is a declining and unsustainable source, to fund city borrowing for school construction. His administration reiterated the concern at the committee’s February meeting, when it first took
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Mar 16, 2018 20:50
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[California] City cracks down on cigarette smoking, considers marijuana stores

At a single meeting, Los Altos both cracked down on smoking in public and considered changing its tune on allowing cannabis businesses in town. Smoking was banned in most public places in town, but is still allowed in multi-family buildings under city l
Palo Alto (CA) Daily Post
added Mar 16, 2018 20:45
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CALIFORNIA CHAOS: San Francisco to Permit DRUG LOUNGES Throughout the City

The ‘Sanctuary City’ of San Francisco is permitting European-style marijuana lounges to open all over the Bay Area; allowing Americans to openly use drugs in specialty shops and outright ignoring federal law.
Hannity.com
added Mar 16, 2018 20:39
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[California, Massachusetts] Pot tourists can smoke it where they buy it in San Francisco

The smoke was thick and business brisk at the Barbary Coast Dispensary’s marijuana smoking lounge, a darkened room that resembles a steakhouse or upscale sports tavern with its red leather seats, deep booths with high dividers, and hardwood floors. “Ther
Greenfield (MA) Recorder
added Mar 16, 2018 19:02
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VIDEO: Public housing to become smoke-free zones in southern Nevada

A policy affecting thousands of families will start this summer. There will be no more smoking allowed in public housing. A new policy was voted through last night by the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority, that would make public housing smoke-f
KTNV-TV ABC 13 (Las Vegas, NV)
added Mar 16, 2018 18:36
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[Florida] Health groups say proposed constitutional amendment would increase smoking rates

A proposed constitutional amendment making its way through the Constitution Revision Commission is looking to put more money into cancer research, but health groups oppose it, because the money would come out of the state’s tobacco prevention program. F
WBBH NBC2 (Tallahassee, FL)
added Mar 16, 2018 18:08
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[Rhode Island] Bill would increase age to buy tobacco products in RI to 21

Rep. Teresa Tanzi, a Democrat who represents South Kingstown and Narragansett, introduced a bill that would raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, to 21. (WJAR) The age to buy tobacco products in Rhode Island cou
NBC 10 (Providence, RI)
added Mar 16, 2018 18:07
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Oregon Kids to 'Kick Butts' on March 21

Kids in Oregon will unite against tobacco use on March 21 as they join thousands of young people nationwide to mark Kick Butts Day. More than 1,000 events are planned across the United States for this annual day of youth activism, sponsored by the Campaig
PR Newswire
added Mar 16, 2018 17:57
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